William Finlayson Announces Launch Of Primed Panels, Offering Artists Unlimited Options For Customized Artist Panels

Fine artist William Finlayson announces the launch of Primed Panels, offering artists unlimited options to use panels for a wide variety of mediums.  Using his personal understanding of the needs of visual artists and his experience in cabinet making, William created these panels for himself and now offers them to other artists. He is taking on-line orders for the panels which artists can customize.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Kudos, William, for bringing your ingenuity to create a new product and sharing it with us! Art Lovers:  Meet William and see his artistry on Sunday, December 16 at the Mandel JCC in Palm Beach Gardens from 10 – 5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What does “Custom Panels” mean to a customer?

 

It means you decide if you would like your Panel completely Raw, Primed, Primed back of panel as well as front, Primed front with Raw sides….You Decide.

 

Completely Customizable Sizes and Depths:

 

 

Customize your entire order from ordering ANY size you desire, to picking your depth of cradle (1-4 inches) and what you would like primed (front, sides, back or all of it)

 

 

That means you don’t have to stick with standard sizes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panels are made custom when you order them.

Usual completion time is 7 days but will depend on quantity of order.

Send us a message for more accurate time frame or we will let you know as soon as we confirm your order when they will be ready.

IN A RUSH? call us or write to us asap and we’d be happy to work with your deadline.

William Finlayson has been making artist panels for artists for years, but has only started taking orders online this year after launching his website: www.primedpanels.com

 

 

Contemporary abstract multicolor acrylic painting on panel by William Finlayson

“AHA MOMENT” , acrylic and neon on panel by William Finlayson

William’s background includes being a professional artist, working as a professional painter for over 20 years and working at a cabinet company/wood shop when he lived in Jacksonville Florida.  

 

 

 

 

Acrylic on reclaimed wood, “Prime Mover” by William Finlayson

 

 

His work is sold internationally and locally he exhibits at JF Gallery in West Palm Beach, FL.  http://www.jfgallery.com

 

 

Contemporary mixed media on panel collage, “Every Day Now” by William Finlayson

 

 

 

 

On Sunday, December 16th,  William will be participating in “Artists & Charities Hand In Hand”

An outstanding Art Show To Benefit The Constance & David Blacher Children’s Special Needs Program

 Sunday, December 16th from 10 am – 5 pm at the Mandel JCC in Palm Beach Gardens 

You will be able to see how his custom made panels look in person!  Public is invited!  https://bit.ly/2yEEF7E

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internationally acclaimed artist Brenda Zappitell of Brenda Zappitell Studio in Delray Beach has posted a review of William’s panels on social media:

Brenda’s abstract artworks are featured in exhibitions throughout the US and are in international private and public collections (Boca Raton Museum of Art, St. Regis Hotel NYC, Double Line Capital LA, and M.D Anderson Cancer Center Houston TX, to name a few)

 

 

 

 

Born in Tallahasee Fl, William started his artistic career as a color consultant for his family’s Design and Painting company that took on constant projects of custom painted interiors and decorating. This work of 20 yrs lead him to his fascination with textiles and paint, along with custom furniture. After creating and selling dozens of unique pieces of furniture, here began his transition from wall, to wood on furniture, to canvas. Painting on canvas was the culmination of his creative outlet. William feels that his lack of formal training in Fine Art has afforded him a freedom to paint what he envisions and feels, rather than conform to specific style or genre that he feels is limiting. Inspired by hard edge abstraction and color field art such as Kenneth Noland, Joseph Albers, Gene Davis, Frank Stella, Anne Truitt, Imi knobel. William shows his work locally and nationally and is being collected in Palm Beach Island, Washington and New York. Gallery Representation in Palm Beach, Miami, Boston and New York.

 

 

For more images of his art : https://www.decaso.com/maker/william-finlayson 

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JF Gallery Announces Call For 6th Annual Open Art Competition And Upcoming Reception

JF Gallery announces its 6th Annual Open Art Competition for established and emerging artists. The Artist’s Deadline is January 5, 2017.  Art works in 2D and 3D media are eligible.  The Rickie Report shares the details for the artists and reminds ART PATRONS: Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 21, 2017 for the Free, Opening Reception.  The Jurors will be: Marisa Pascucci, Curator of Collections at Boca Raton Museum of Art and Brenda Zappitell, Professional Artist and Art Instructor at Old School Square Creative Arts School.

 

 

 

 

 

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JF Gallery

3901 S. Dixie Highway      W. Palm Beach Fl 33405

561-478-8281

 

 

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JF  GALLERY

Announces:

6th Annual Juried Exhibition

ARTIST DEADLINE:   January 5, 2017

 

 

 

OPENING  RECEPTION:

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2017

6 – 9 pm

Free and Open to the Public

Exhibit runs January 21 – February 1, 2017

JF GALLERY

3901 S. Dixie Hwy.,  W. Palm Beach Fl 33405

 

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Link to the Cafe Entry form:

https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3751

 

DETAILS ABOUT APPLYING:

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (6th Annual Open Competition): $35.00

Open to all established or emerging Artists. Entries must have been completed within the past 2 years and not previously exhibited in JF Gallery.

JURY
Marisa Pascucci, Curator of Collections at Boca Raton Museum of Art
Brenda Zappitell, Professional Artist and Art Instructor at Old School Square Creative Arts School.

Jury will be looking for technically competent work in all genres and Styles. Artist may submit one (1) to three (3) pieces of artwork. JF Gallery takes a commission of 35% on all sold artwork during exhibit.

MEDIA & SPECIFICATIONS
Work in 2D and 3D media is eligible. 2D work must be wired and ready for hanging.
Sculptures not to exceed 100 lbs in weight. Fees are non-refundable.

Applications and cds submitted will not be returned (You may send a prepaid envelope if you do wish to have CD sent back to you)

Make checks payable to: JF Gallery

How to save your image file if your entering by mail
(Example) LASTNAME_FIRSTINITIAL_TITLE.JPG

ACCEPTANCE
Artists whose works are accepted will be notified via email or phone
Accepted works may be withheld from exhibition at the Juror’s discretion. This option
is seldom exercised, however, in order to insure the quality of the exhibition it must
be maintained. Accepted works must remain on exhibit for the duration of the Exhibit NO EXCEPTIONS

DELIVERY & RETURN OF WORK
Accepted works may be hand delivered or shipped PRE-PAID. The Artist will assume payment for return shipment. Artists should insure their work during transit. Although all responsible care will be exercised, JF Gallery cannot be responsible for any loss or damage in shipping or while on exhibit. Sending an entry shall limply an agreement on the part of the sender to the conditions set forth in this prospectus.

JF Gallery is not responsible for artwork left unclaimed past pick up date

 

 

For more information about JF Gallery located at
3901 S. Dixie Hwy,  West Palm Beach, Fl:
561-478-8281
www.jfgallery.com
www.onantiquerow.com
www.1stdibs.com/dealers/jf-gallery/

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

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Old School Square Announces Workshops For Serious Artists At Creative Arts School

The Creative Arts School at Old School Square announces Fall Workshops for serious artists.  The School has expanded their offerings for Fall 2016/Winter 2017, including new art, photography and videography classes for all levels. Also new this year is “Canvas & Cocktails”, a fun way to create art and socialize on the last Thursday evening of each month. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

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51 N.Swinton Avenue   Delray Beach, FL 33444

Http://OldSchoolSquare.org

561.243.7922

 

 

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Along with the new classes are several exciting Fall Workshops geared to the more serious artist.

 

BUILDING AN ABSTRACT SERIES: A NEW APPROACH
with visiting artist, Brenda Zappitell
October 8, 9, 10 & 11, 2016 | 9:30 am – 4:30 pm | Fee: $800

 

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Free your abstraction in an unconventional space! This four-day acrylic workshop offers a premiere opportunity to create an abstract series using our 1925 Fieldhouse (a vintage gym) as your studio! This amazing, inspiring space is perfect for creating work in as large a format as you want, with hands-on intensive assistance. Participants create their own abstract series by learning how to paint three or more paintings a day. We will use acrylic paint and “loosening up” exercises to liberate intuitive creativity. Discussion of color theory, composition and suggestions for creating your own “painting process” will also be provided. There will be daily meditation and demonstrations in the workshops.

 

 

 

UNLOCKING CREATIVITY: AN INTENSIVE DREAM WORKSHOP FOR ARTISTS
with resident artist, Dr. Neal Wiseman
Third Saturday each month, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm | Fee: $165

 

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The objective of this six-hour workshop (for all levels) is to learn to turn stress and stagnation into creative excitement and productivity. Our tools are intensive dream work, awareness training, group encounter and psychodrama. Students rediscover feelings of inspiration, energy, and persistence. They learn to feel better about their work and about themselves; they learn to think better and focus more clearly; and they learn to develop the self-discipline they need to help them meet their professional goals.

 

 

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PAINT YOUR POOCH: PET PORTRAIT WORKSHOP
with resident artist, Nancy Spielman
November 12 & 13, 2016 | 9:30 am – 4:30 pm | Fee: $315

 

This two-day, oil/acrylic workshop (for all levels) will be about capturing the expressive quality that you find in your four-legged furry friend. Participants will have the opportunity to work from prints of digital photos they have taken of their pet. Nancy Spielman will guide students in the process of painting (and editing) from photos while keeping the paint application fresh and the color rich and bright.

 

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PLEIN AIR PAINTING WORKSHOP
With resident artist, Ralph Papa
December 8, 2016 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Fee: $90

 

This half-day, oil/acrylic workshop (for all levels) is ideal for improving your ability in sketching and painting outdoors “en plein air”. Included are instructor demonstrations with tips on tools and materials, scene selection, setup, composition, perspective and color selection and mixing followed by a critique and Q&A session. Participants will meet at the Creative Arts School and set up on the grounds of Old School Square. Artists can work in the medium of their choice.

Download the current catalog at http://OldSchoolSquare.org or call 561-243-7922, ext. 317 or 478.

Creative Arts School at Old School Square
51 N. Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach 33444

 

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Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Serving for over 25 years as the community’s gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The Creative Arts School offers art, photography and writing classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. Call 561-243-7922 or visit OldSchoolSquare.org.

 

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Cornell Museum Of Art Opens An Exciting New Exhibition, “eXXpectations” With Internationally, Nationally Acclaimed Artists

The Delray Beach Center for the Arts announces a provocative new exhibit at the Cornell Museum of Art, opening October 29th. “eXXpectations” is a group show of contemporary art created by 18 women who defy expectations.  The public is welcome to view the artwork, which has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide. The Rickie Report shares details, sneak peeks about this exhibit plus information about the FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK on Nov. 6th.

 

 

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561-243-7922
51 N. Swinton Ave.   Delray Beach, FL 33444

 

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“eXXpectations”

 

Opening Celebration

Thursday, October 29th

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Museum hours:

Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 

Admission is a suggested $5 donation

 

Exhibit Runs October 29, 2015-January 3, 2016

 

Join In The First Friday

Art Walk

 

Mark your calendar for First Friday Art Walk on November 6th, 6 to 9 p.m. It’s an open house for all the galleries in downtown Delray Beach. Start your evening at the Cornell Museum of Art!

 

 

 

The public is welcome to the Opening Celebration on Thursday, October 29th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Exhibit dates are October 29, 2015-January 3, 2016. Museum hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission is a suggested $5 donation. The museum is located on the campus of Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Avenue in downtown Delray Beach. Follow the Cornell Museum of Art on Twitter and Instagram, @DBCornellMuseum. Follow Delray Center for the Arts on Facebook.com/DBCenterForArts and Twitter/@DBCenterForArts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artistically Speaking

One gallery will be dedicated to Artistically Speaking, a major exhibition project being produced by Florida Atlantic University’s Jupiter Library Gallery. This is a travelling show, with the first stop at the Cornell Museum, with larger versions of the show being exhibited in two locations in Miami during 2016-2017, respectively.

 

 

 

The project was initiated by visual artists Diane Arrieta (the art and science outreach coordinator for FAU libraries) and Jacqueline Kern (Adjunct art faculty at Palm Beach State College) who wish to explore the following:

1) How psychological and emotional phenomena can influence the outcome of production, self-promotion, and self-reflection of women artists.
2) How women artists perceive their connections to the world.
3) How the study of women artists as a profession can influence or compare to the study of other professions.
4) The understanding of women artists and their identities: how their creative processes in the contemporary art and technological world enhance their value as artists and their place in the world.

Select women artists from all levels and disciplines were hand-picked to have a conversation on film about their own personal journey as a creative and what struggles and triumphs they have encountered along their paths of living as a creative.  Each artist will also be exhibiting their artwork. Participating artists include T J Ahearn, Francie Bishop Good, Carol Jazzar, Alette Simmons-Jimenez, Leah Brown, Tina La Porta, Raheleh Filsoofi, Giannina Coppiano Dwin, Diane Arrieta (aka Birds are Nice), Jacqueline Kern, Dana Donaty, Adrienne Rose Gionta and Sibel Kocabasi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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”Manicure,” C-print by Marilyn Minter

 

 

 

About the eXXpectations artists:

 

 

TRACEY ADAMS As a musician and a conductor who received her Master’s degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, the work that Tracey Adams creates is inspired by her experiences with music.  Adams was drawn to both art and music since the age of three, and these creative inclinations were supported by her parents, themselves art lovers.  While studying for her Master’s, Adams was also studying painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.  Adams quotes jazz musician Charlie Haden on her online statement page: “The artist’s job is to bring beauty into a conflicted world.”  Her work reflects this quote accurately; her works expresses a form of serenity, and strives to show an internal calm, an environment that she wants to externalize.  Adams has had solo shows at the Monterey Museum of Art, the Fresno Museum of Art, and the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.  She exhibited at the Andy Warhol Museum in Medzilaborce, Slovak Republic in 2003.  She was also recently awarded a 2015 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.  Her work is included in collections at the Bakersfield Art Museum, the Crocker Museum, the Hunterdon Art Museum, the Monterey Museum of Art, the Fresno Art Museum, the Tucson Art Museum, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

 

 

 

 

HELEN BAYLY has said that her creative process starts with a concept or a question, and then the visual aspects stem from various thoughts and ideas based on her environment, depending on anything ranging from her conversations to how much sleep she is getting. She wants her work to have meaning not only for herself, but also for her audience.  Bayly studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute from 2001-2004.  She has been included in several exhibitions, including Flower Pepper Gallery, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, art works downtown, and Project One.

 

 

 

 

 

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”Red White & Blue,” Helen Bayly

 

 

MADELINE DENARO describes herself as a process artist: Her art is secondary to the process, as that is what the work evolves from. Her creations are sensory, requiring the audience to feel and not necessarily to interpret. Denaro is from the Bronx and currently resides and works in Fort Lauderdale. She studied at the South Florida Art Institute, and she travelled extensively through Europe.  She was particularly inspired by art in Germany, one of her main influences being German artist Joseph Beuys.  She has exhibited her work in New York, Atlanta, Germany, and throughout South Florida.

 

 

 

HOLLY FARRELL is a self-taught artist who has been painting professionally since 1995.  Her work is influenced by her experiences of growing up in northern Ontario and of small town life.  Farrell says that her work is driven by nostalgia, showing the connections we all have to the subjects in her paintings. Farrell has exhibited in Canada, the USA, and Japan.  Her paintings are in collections both private and corporate throughout North America, Europe, and Japan.

 

 

 

 

HAYLEY GABVERLAGE’S three word description of her art reads: “Contemporary.  Humorous.  Slightly Southern.” Originally from Alabama, Gabverlage attended SCAD in Savannah, and she currently resides and works in New Orleans. Her work is inspired by the people, neighborhoods, and experiences in New Orleans.  Gabverlage contemporizes the outdated. She has a distinct color palette, and gravitates towards turquoise blues, mint greens, and muted tones. Her work is inspiring, and possesses a whimsical spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

 
ISABELLE GARBANI’S current work, “Love and Death: Archiving the 21st Century”, takes the digital communications from emails and social media sites and seeks to chronicle them in a tangible form.  The lace technique she uses to thread together Facebook posts, Tweets, and texts is reminiscent of a computer using complex operations to lace together the same information. The lace she uses is recycled plastic shopping bags, as she feels that plastic is the material that best represents our culture.  Originally from France, Garbani came to the USA as a young woman ready to realize her artistic passion.  She received her MFA in sculpture from the New York Academy of Art in 2004. She currently resides in Brooklyn.

 

 

 

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“Studio XXIV,” oil on canvas by Peri Schwartz

 

 

 

JAMIE KIRKLAND is a prominent abstract landscape artist, who lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her work creates a calm, meditative, reflective mood. The color palettes she uses have been known to be described as “quiet” and “harmonious.” Though she now resides in Santa Fe, she once lived in Crestone, Colorado, which is one of the quietest places on earth. Kirkland strives to channel the memory of this calm and quiet place into her work.  Kirkland’s paintings have been shown by several prominent arts organizations, including the Utah Arts Council; the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe; and the Pensacola Museum of Fine Art. In 2007, she was invited to become a member of the National Association of Women Artists, which was founded in 1889 and is the oldest professional women’s fine art organization in the US. Her work hangs in many prominent public, corporate, and private collections throughout the United States.

 

 

 

 

MIRA LEHR uses nontraditional media for her nature-based imagery, such as resin, gunpowder, fire, Japanese paper, and more. As a young female artist in the ‘50s and ‘60s, Lehr was at the forefront of abstract expressionism and also helped mobilize the female voice in cities such as Miami, where she co-founded the first women’s co-op in the southeast. A New York native, Lehr serves as mentor and collaborator to young artists. She teaches master classes with the National Young Arts Foundation, and she has been the artist in residence at the Bascom Summer Programs.  Lehr’s solo and group exhibitions number over 300. These include the Bass Museum of Art, the Miami Art Museum, the New Museum, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, and American Embassies around the world.

 

 

 

 

ASHLEY LONGSHORE has said that her art is representative of the world as she sees it, and she has been recognized as “a modern Andy Warhol.”  Her art focuses on American consumerism, pop culture, and Hollywood glamour. Longshore’s work often takes a satirical approach, using fashion icons as the means to make a statement. Her client base includes Blake Lively, Salma Hayek, and Penelope Cruz. Her gallery, Longshore Studio Gallery, is located on Magazine Street in New Orleans. She has exhibited in the US and Europe, and has been featured in such magazines as Elle, Forbes, Vogue, Marie Claire Belgium, Elle Décor Belgium, Vie Magazine, SPUR, Hollywood Reporter, and Matchbook Magazine.

 

 

 

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“Why is Life a Free Fall,” mixed media on panel by Jane Maxwell

 

 

CHERYL MAEDER uses her camera “as an instrument to convey the world through painterly eyes.”  Through her photography, she shows that what is clear and in focus is actually only one’s perception.  Her study of photography began while she was living in Switzerland, and upon her return to the US, she opened a studio in San Francisco.  Maeder has worked as a national fine art and advertising photographer, and she has shot campaigns for a number of clients, including Sony, AT&T, Visa, Calvin Klein, and Marriott Hotels.  Her work inspired the Dove Campaign on Real Women, Real Beauty, which has been shown worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 
KAREN MAINENTI says that her art “wrestles with the definition of femininity, unrealized dreams, and impossible ideals – both childish and adult.” Her Color Me Beautiful series is no exception: From cheeky oil paintings that express sentiments such as “Gentlemen Prefer Pink” to graphite drawings of certain beauty products showing the sad yet humorous absurdities involved in marketing, Mainenti’s art has a real sense of humor that struggles with feminine identity.  Mainenti has been included in numerous group exhibitions throughout New York City, as well as solo exhibitions.  For 10 years she was the Creative Director at Martha Stewart Living, and she currently is the Creative Director for Alene Candles in New York City.

 

 

 

 

 

JANE MANUS is an internationally renowned sculptor, who characterizes herself as a Constructivist-turned-Minimalist. Creating abstract sculptures, Manus decided early in her career to work exclusively with aluminum.  In her works, she explores symmetry, balance, and form through carefully positioned geometric shapes, often squares and rectangles, and linear forms. At once industrial and organic, the hard angles and highly finished surfaces of her pieces are softened by references to the human body and nature.  Manus has been exhibited in both group and solo shows around the US, and her work resides in numerous public collections across the US as well.

 

 

 

 

JANE MAXWELL is a mixed media artist from Boston, Massachusetts. Her work focuses largely on women, body image, and the feminine ideal.  Maxwell has a passion for vintage materials, modern fashion, and design, as well as a fascination of pop culture and female icons. She creates deeply layered collages, with female figures surrounded by choice images and words that harbor themes of perfection and feminine beauty. Maxwell’s work has been exhibited in New York City, San Francisco, Napa Valley, Newport, RI, London, and at Miami Art Fairs.  Her work has been collected by buyers worldwide. She has been a guest lecturer on the topic of body image and art at Wellesley College, Stonehill College, and the New England Art Institute.

 

 

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”Barbie,” acrylic & oil on Masonite by Holly Farrell

 

 

 

MARILYN MINTER is a painter and photographer whose hyperrealistic paintings and richly-colored photographs feature uncomfortably close-up views of the human body, covered in beads, glitter, or pearls.  Her work examines the concepts of “glamour” and “beauty”, with many of these bordering a pornographic edge. Her work is sexy, intriguing, and erotic, and seemingly asks the audience to challenge societal definitions of beauty and femininity.  Minter’s work has been exhibited all around the world, including at the Whitney Biennial, Art Basel, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.  Her video “Green Pink Caviar” was exhibited in the lobby of MoMa for a year, and excerpts were used by Madonna in her opening performance on the Sticky & Sweet tour. Minter currently lives and works in New York City.

 

 

 

 

EKATERINA PANIKANOVA transforms vintage books into provoking works of art, by painting meticulously beautiful watercolors directly onto the pages of these antiquated volumes. Viewers become transfixed by these works of art.  Ekaterina studied at the School of the Art of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. Her works has been exhibited in the Russian Union of Artists, at the Academy of Fine Arts, in St. Petersburg and Moscow.  She was born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1975. She currently lives and works in Rome.

 

 

 

 

MARGARET ROLEKE boldly states “I create politically aware work.” This statement speaks to her creations; with the use of children’s toys, Roleke creates pieces that include themes of consumerism, gender, and war. Using toy soldiers, Barbie Dolls, and other various children’s toys, Roleke’s work comments on the disorder of the world, and questions what belongs to girls, as opposed to what belongs to boys.  Roleke’s work has been exhibited throughout the US in group and solo exhibits. Her travels in Europe, Asia, Central America, and South America have influenced her practice, as well as her three year stay in London.

 

 

 

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”Letting Go,” flashe & acrylic with cold wax, Brenda Zappitell

PERI SCHWARTZ creates self-portraits, still life images and studio interiors that focus on composition, color, light and space. Schwartz prefers to work directly from life, and the objects in her studio, as well as the studio itself, become the subjects of her works. She uses painting, drawing, and monotype prints, and has said that each time she returns to one, she feels as though she is rediscovering it.  Schwartz has said that she strives for balance between representation and abstraction in her work.  In order to do so, she uses a grid technique, which she learned in the basics of composition. Her grids extend beyond the canvas or paper and onto the walls, tables, and books in her studio, thus turning the space into a real-life grid with intervals on the walls and in the painting. Schwartz studied at Boston University’s School of Fine Arts and received her MFA at Queen’s College.  Her work is collected in both the US and Europe.  She currently lives and works in New Rochelle, NY.

 

 

 

 

 

BRENDA ZAPPITELL is an abstract artist who states that she “creates abstract expressionist works not only born out of intuition but also serendipitously influenced by nature and life experiences.” A mostly self-taught artist, Zappitell didn’t realize that she wanted to create until she was 25. After spending time in an art gallery in Mexico in 1990, she realized her passion and was inspired to create. Zappitell’s work is inspired by life and by nature. The choices she makes artistically come to her naturally, and it isn’t until a work is finished that she reflects upon where these choices came from.  In this way, much of her art is in the discovery of the work, with the creation of her intention coming during the process, not before. Thus, her work is intuitive.  Zappitell’s work is in both private and public collections, including the Boca Museum of Art and St. Regis Hotel, NYC. She currently lives and has her studio in Delray Beach, Florida.

 

 

 

This project is sponsored in part by the City of Delray Beach, the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council and the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

 

 

About Delray Beach Center for the Arts:

 

Delray Beach Center for the Arts offers “a total arts experience™” through events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities. Celebrating 25 years of arts excellence, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Museum of Art (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Vintage Gymnasium (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The School of Creative Arts (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography, writing and performance classes. The Center also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit DelrayArts.org.

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

Cornell Museum Of Art Hosts 2nd Annual Extraordinary 6×6 Art Sale

Experience extraordinary art and take home an original! The Cornell Museum of Art will host its 2nd annual Extraordinary Art Sale on Thursday, June 25th. A unique display of donated 6×6-inch works will be on sale for just $30. Guests will receive a group number when they arrive, and groups will be called in a random order, giving guests a chance to tag the piece they want. Media includes paintings, drawings, photography, collage, glass, wood and ceramics.  The Rickie Report gives you the details and a sneak peek at some of the artwork, by artists from Palm Beach County, New Orleans, North Carolina and New York!  What a great WIN-WIN! The Call to Artists is still open! The Museum is reaching out to local artists and artist groups to participate. 

 

Crest School Building

 

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 51 N.Swinton Avenue    Delray Beach, FL 33444

561-243-7922

This Call to Artists is still open! The Museum is reaching out to local artists and artist groups to participate.

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EVENT:

Thursday, June 25th

6 – 8 pm

 Enjoy:

Extraordinary Art Sale

Bling Exhibition

Faculty Exhibition

 

 

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“Snowy Aspens,” 6×6 fused glass by JoAnna Vitale

 

 

Experience extraordinary art and take home an original! The Cornell Museum of Art will host its 2nd annual Extraordinary Art Sale on Thursday, June 25th, from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

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6×6 artworks by Brenda Zappitell, Reed Dixon and Carla Golembe

 

 

A unique display of donated 6×6-inch works will be on sale for just $30. Guests will receive a group number when they arrive, and groups will be called in a random order, giving guests a chance to tag the piece they want.

 

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“Been there – done that,” 6×6 collage by Pat Gelfand

 

 

Media includes paintings, drawings, photography, collage, glass, wood and ceramics. All 2D and 3D pieces will be hung for easy viewing.

 

 

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6×6 paintings by Barbara O’Connell Montgomery

 

 

The Cornell Museum has reached out to local artists and artist groups to participate. Additionally, works from artists in New Orleans, New York and North Carolina will be included. The goal for donations is 100 pieces.

 

 

Neon Installation, "BLING"

Neon Installation, “BLING: Art that Shines”

 

Art Sale guests will be able to also enjoy the Museum’s current exhibits, BLING: Art that Shines and ADORNMENT: Faculty Showcase. Admission is a $5 donation. A cash bar and light bites will be available.

 

 

DELRAY BEACH CENTER FOR THE ARTS

 

Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season, Delray Beach Center for the Arts offers “a total arts experience™” through events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities. The historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Museum of Art (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Vintage Gymnasium (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The School of Creative Arts (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography and writing classes and workshops. The Center also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit DelrayArts.org.

 

Contact: Melissa Carter, Director of Marketing & Public Relations
561-243-7922, ext. 322
mcarter@delrayarts.org
51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291